[6lowpan] Fwd: Re: which addresses can be registered?

Erik Nordmark <nordmark@acm.org> Thu, 14 April 2011 23:31 UTC

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On 4/14/11 5:34 AM, Richard Kelsey wrote:
> As far as I can tell from the 6LoWPAN ND draft, the only
> addresses that cannot be registered are multicast addresses.
> Is this correct?  For example, can a link-local address be
> registered?  Can any prefix be used when registering with
> any 6LBR?

The draft doesn't forbid registering a link-local address, but it also
doesn't require it.

For multicast there is MLD, which is used to tell routers which
multicast addresses the hosts want to receive. If there are applications
which use multicast then it would make sense to use MLD.